Ascend Canoe/Kayak Cart
When I purchased this cart, I knew that by pulling my kayak over unstable terrain that the kayak would likely fall off as it is not intended to be an off road vehicle.
It works perfectly for what it was designed for. Moving my kayak from the water to my vehicle and from my vehicle to my garage.
If I decide to take it on unstable terrain, I will let you know..........
February 3, 2014
Waist of money
I own A ocean Malibu two xl and A ascendD10T and the cart does not work for either one. you might as well take the straps it comes with and just throw them away and not waist your time with them because they are useless. I use a ratchet strap with it now and it works better but still not good, if you take it over any terrain that is remotely rough at all the cart will kick out from under the kayak dumping it and all you gear on the ground, its very frustrating..... bottom line don't waist your time and money on this cart!
October 26, 2013
Needs more straps
Background: Bought my first kayak Ascend FS12T and grabbed this cart to go with it.
Loaded the kayak on the cart and started the 150 yard walk to the pond. Walking on level/flat terrain, it pulled fine but once it became a little uneven with ruts in the path and minor rocks the cart instantly kicked out and dumped the kayak. This left me very frustrated an a bit wore out from trying to get it back on only to dump it several more times.
Don't let my writing mislead you, but the terrain was not flat but not overly rough either and I expected a $60 cart to perform.
This morning I got on youtube and found the solution... get a longer strap and double it up so the cart can't kick out. Running a long enough strap around the front of the cart legs, over the rear of the yak and around the rear of the car and over the yak again will give it stability and keep it straight. Ended up using a 15' ratcheting strap and I hauled it twice to the pond in this fashion.
Simply put, it doesn't do the job unless pulling on straight and level terrain.
May 3, 2013
Bit disappointed but works
Cart was on back order for over 3weeks. When received plastic end anti skid cap pieces split so will not stay on end. Plastic finishes cheaply made and do not stay in place
Cart hardware/padding good and functional. Easy to use and assemble. Also nice weight (only about 5lbs)
April 12, 2013